Doctoral Dissertations


Fabrication of ceramic components using freeze-form extrusion fabrication


Tieshu Huang

Keywords and Phrases

Aqueous dispersion; Freeze-form extrusion fabrication (FEF); Ultra-high temperature ceramic (UHTC)


"A novel, environmentally friendly solid freeform fabrication method called Freeze-form Extrusion Fabrication (FEF) has been developed for the fabrication of high temperature and ultra-high temperature ceramic-based components. The method is based on deposition of ceramic pastes using water as the medium. The FEF system components and their interaction are examined, and the main process parameters affecting part geometry are defined. Three-dimensional (3D) shaped components have been fabricated by extrusion deposition of the ceramic paste in a layer-by-layer fashion. The feasibility of this process has been demonstrated by building components having a simple geometry, such as cylinders and solid or hollow cones"--Abstract, leaf iv.


Hilmas, Greg
Leu, M. C. (Ming-Chuan)

Committee Member(s)

Liou, Frank W.
Fahrenholtz, William
Newkirk, Joseph William


Materials Science and Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Ceramic Engineering


Air Force Research Laboratory (Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio). Materials and Manufacturing Directorate
Missouri University of Science and Technology. Center for Aerospace Manufacturing Technologies


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Spring 2007

Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation

  • Solid freeform fabrication techniques of 3D-shaped ceramics
  • Freeze-form extrusion fabrication of ceramic parts
  • Aqueous paste freeze-form extrusion fabrication of alumina components
  • Dispersion of zirconium diboride in an aqueous, high solids paste
  • Microstructure and properties of ZrB₂ produced by freeze-form extrusion fabrication


xiii, 179 leaves

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references.


© 2007 Tieshu Huang, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Citation

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Library of Congress Subject Headings

Extrusion process
Rapid prototyping

Thesis Number

T 9190

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